ECHL playoffs begin today.

The Stockton Thunder and Alaska Aces are kicking off the Kelly Cup playoffs with a first-round game tonight in Wasilla, AK (8:35 p.m. Pacific).

Here are the complete first-round matchups:

National Conference Quarterfinals (best of 5):

#4 Utah vs. #5 Las Vegas
#3 Alaska vs. #6 Stockton

#2 Bakersfield vs. #7 Victoria

#1 Idaho receives a bye

American Conference Quarterfinals (best of 5):

#1 Charlotte vs. #8 Toledo
#4 South Carolina vs. #5 Cincinnati
#3 Elmira vs. #6 Florida
#2 Kalamazoo vs. #7 Reading

If you want to follow along, will be updating the scores live.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.